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. but he is going to be ok, we understand. still to come on "gmt," barely a week after super storm sandy, thousands of homes plunged back into darkness with a fresh storm hitting the east coast. almost 50 people killed and many more missing after a strong earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. the number of deaths is likely to rise as emergency workers came through the debris. our central america correspondent in neighboring mexico city where there were tremors. >> this was the largest earthquake in guatemala since 1976. such was its power that it sent residence and office workers running into the streets as far away as mexico city. in the guatemalan capital, guatemala city, the impact was much greater. dowling masonry and damaging buildings. the country's civil emergency authorities immediately issued a national alert and the president told people to stay outside of their crack homes for fear of aftershocks. >> any time we have an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a very high risk of after shocks. there have already been 5. there could be after shocks that could have the inte
as it's recovering from the impact of last week's monster storm sandy. this latest storm brought snow, rain and wild winds, making streets and sidewalks slick and making getting around slow. the weather forced airlines to cancel more than 600 flights in and out of the northeast. >> the national weather service warns that there could be some major flooding in spots already eroded by sandy. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg says the storm would not be a big problem under normal circumstances, but sandy damaged coastal areas, so he called on residents there to evacuate as a precaution. it's making life even more difficult for thousands of people. sandy killed more than 40 people in new york city alone. it triggered flooding and power outages. 30,000 households in the city are still without electricity. >>> all of this may be easing. meteorologist robert speta has more on that. robert? >> that's right. actually, across new york, you know, people are waking up here to some clearing skies as that nor'easter continues to rush off there to the northeast, but already seeing that snowfall, th
the cost of the superstorm, sandy. within the last hour, new york's subway has resumed a limited service at least. elsewhere, transport and infrastructure remains is he severely affected. today, 70 people are known to have been killed during the storm. on a visit to one of the worst affected areas, new jersey, president obama promised senior officials in all the affected states, 17 of them, that they have a direct line to his staff at the white house. we have this from new york. >> this island in new jersey, a state that was in the eye of the superstorm. such was the strength of sandy, this boat was tossed into someone's backyard. >> i promise. >> six days before the election, president obama went to see the damage for himself and pledged that the people here wouldn't be forgotten. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> the president's response has earned him compliments from an unlikely source, one of his republican opponents, mitt romney's biggest che
superstorm sandy has helped him make up his mind. rally inent obama's colorado in 2008, a young adoring crowd. >> are you fired up? [cheers] >> the placards or different, but the change is still on the agenda. it is just that change takes time, he says. >> you know where i stand and you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they are not politically convenient. [cheers and applause] >> the looked like he was enjoying himself, which was not always the case in this campaign. people wondered after he still had a fight in him, after his first debate. he also had good reason to smile. the unexpected backing of new york mayor michael bloomberg, out from managing the city's response to hurricane sandy to endorse president obama. he was not un critical of the president, but he link to the hurricane to climate change and said that the storm has brought tuesday's election into focus. he says president obama has taken major steps to reduce oour and consumption over the past four years. now, mitt romney has a history of tackling climate change. he signed a cap-and-trade plan as governor of ma
to have a better close than romney. one was the storm. sandy. there's no question that happened. there's no question that the hug if you will, with governor christie played to what people wanted to see. i'm looking at the iowa poll that was done over the weekend. they asked the question "who's the stronger leader?" in iowa romney had a slight advantage, now it's obama 50% to 42%. i agree with what john said earlier. iowa and nevada have been put away. i don't think new hampshire and wisconsin have. but i think that's reflect in that poll. the second that's occurred is every single poll i've seen shows more optimism about the economy than there was a month ago. not people aren't off the charts mind you, but a third of the people think the economy is in good shape. another 20% think it's getting in better shape and those are better numbers than the summer. >> rose: let me ask about florida, john harris, and pennsylvania. >> it looks like florida is most likely in romney's camp. not certain. it seems to me that if obama wins florida he's going to win a bunch of other states and we'll have
. history may also conclude that the president benefited from his handling of hurricane sandy. to take america forward, barack obama will have to work with a divided congress, but in victory offered optimism. >> whether i have earned your vote or not, i have listened to you and learned from you, and you have made me a better president. and with your stories, i returned to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever on the future that lies ahead. >> so, it is over. the $2 billion election that shook america and left the political landscape intact, it falls to this man to deliver change again. abc news -- bbc news, washington. discussed these results overnight with tim gilmour, who has stayed with us. former governor, thank you very much for being with us here. mitt romney seemed to have so much going for him, particularly after that first debate. where did it go wrong after that? >> he did have momentum and people were very excited about his campaign, but at the end of the day people decided to give barack obama one more term to try to work on the economic problems facin
to new york there's a disservice the damage after superstorm sandy devastated the region 2.5 weeks ago. thousands to remain without power as the death toll from sandy in the u.s. and canada has climbed to 128. obama pledged to help with both the short and long-term recovery. >> there is a lot of short-term immediate stuff that has to be dealt with, and we're going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that is fema's primary task. we will be coordinating with state and local governments to make sure people are getting short-term help. there is long-term building that will be required. >> top congressional leaders are heading to the white house today to begin talks with president obama on an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of tax cuts and spending hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. obama has vowed to reject any extension of the bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest americans as part of the deal, will send republican leader mitch mcconnell thursday warned he would oppose any attempt to raise taxes. ahead of the talks, a group of
provisional ballots in any county if they were displaced by hurricane sandy, and as a result of that, we basically ran out of the paper ballots. there are at least 65 to my knowledge, if not know, that have been without paper ballots for hours. they are standing in line, determined to vote. they have every legal right to do so. when i left the call center, we had folks in line, saying they would not leave. >> we just have this late- breaking news. there is a projected winner in the missouri race. claire mccaskill in the senate race in missouri. and if you could just talk about the significance of claire mccaskill for a minute. >> her opponent was the man who talked about, he was the guy that refused to back down when every single visible means of report in the -- support in the republican party was running the other way. >> did they not say they would not give him another penny? >> yes, and then they gave him thousands of dollars. in the conversation we began about the demographic debates, with the reality that it looks as if the worst of the worst has been beaten back tonight, at least
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